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Monthly Breach Report: January 2019 Edition

From cities to schools, we have compiled a list of data breaches that occurred in the last month of 2018. 1. Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada December 28, 2018 – Saint John, a Canadian city, is the latest victim of a data breach. As per the official statement, a third-party software product, Click2Gov, which allows […]

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Trending Data Privacy Articles: December 2018 Edition

Cyber-attacks are now a global phenomenon and are expected to not only increase in frequency a but also severity if organizations don’t take stringent steps. Cyber risk is no longer only the concern of online retailers but of every company that connects to the Internet; they all are exposed to rising cyber threats. Hence, to […]

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Monthly Breach Report: December 2018 Edition

Another social media platform falls victim to software vulnerabilities, while a major Chinese airline is investigated by the GDPR – these are just some of the latest data breach news hitting headlines this last month. 1. Marriot November 30, 2018 – Marriott International disclosed that there had been a breach in Starwood reservation system and […]

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Monthly Breach Report: November 2018 Edition

Another social media platform falls victim to software vulnerabilities, while a major Chinese airline is investigated by the GDPR – these are just some of the latest data breach news hitting headlines this last month. 1. Google+ October 08, 2018 – Google has announced that it is shutting down its social network platform Google+. What […]

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Monthly Breach Report: October 2018 Edition

Hackers reportedly targeted software bugs in a globally recognized brand which could prompt against the brand the biggest GDPR fine to date, while another reportedly attacked global brand avoids the expensive fines of new data privacy laws despite paying millions in their own breach settlement – these are just some of the latest data breach […]

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Business Guidance for the California Consumer Privacy Act

EXPLANATION AND BRIEF HISTORY The California privacy law, called the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018, and also referred to as AB 375, was legislatively passed on June 28, 2018, to take effect from January 1, 2020. The bill which was signed into law by the Governor of California, Jerry Brown, is set to […]

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GDPR Technical Series #2: Element-Level Protection for Anonymization & Pseudonymization

In the first blog post of the GDPR series, we discussed the differences between anonymization and pseudonymization. In this blog post, we see how anonymization and pseudonymization, which are overall protection approaches, can be achieved through various element-level protection techniques. Overall Protection vs. Element-level Techniques Most data security tools today offer some set of element-level […]

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GDPR Technical Series #1: Anonymization and Pseudonymization

A fundamental tenet of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) —which went into effect on May 25, 2018— is the recommendation to pseudonymize personal data wherever possible. Articles 4, 6, 25, 32, 40 and 89 as well as Recitals 28, 29, 75, 78, 85 and 156 of the GDPR explicitly call out pseudonymization. […]

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